I was at the NOBMarist v Taradale game as well.
Dead right, Stockcar86, what was Donaldson thinking? The penalty with a minute left was just to the left of the posts and a successful kick would have ended the game there and then eight points in front with just enough time for a restart.
So NOBMarist knocked on the ball from Donaldson's tap kick, Taradale had the scrum close to their line, had to go the length of the field to win, and got into NOB Marist 22 when Mapu lost the ball forward in a double tackle.
Funny game. Buckley scored a good try in the corner and NOB Marist led 7-0. Then they could have had two more tries in the same left hand corner but Taradale number eight Mapu pulled off a try saving tackle in cover defence, and then five minutes later the Taradale 14 caught a NOB Marist player from behind just five metres from the line to save another.
Then with the wind behind them Taradale scored three tries in ten minutes and led 22-7 at halftime.
Second half, NOB Marist with the wind behind them scored three tries in ten minutes and led 29-22.
I liked the Taradale number eight Mapu, always gained ground with his carries and saved a certain try in the secnd half with his speed to get back first to a kicked ball over his goalline.
Stockcar86 - did you notice Brighouse was at six and Gardner at eight for NOB Marist?
Apart from his aberration with a minute left, I thought Donaldson had a good game at halfback for NOB Marist - he did a lot of the tactical kicking.